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Outdoor Education (Accelerated Degree) BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Ambleside

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Our two year BA (Hons) in Outdoor Education is more than a fast-track study to accelerate your career. We provide a programme of learning based in the heart of the Lake District National Park, where you can experience Outdoor Education throughout the seasons. We are responsive to environmental conditions and are privileged to be located amongst 214 mountains, countless rivers, lakes and tarns and close to Cumbria’s coastline.You will learn with like-minded enthusiasts, building community and culture and enhancing environmental and social connections throughout your studies. Outdoor Education is about; the people, the place and the activity - and we will help you discover all three.Our degree is a way of life that fully immerses you in outdoor learning, both theory and practice. You will be supported to understand the theory behind outdoor learning philosophy, ethics, environment, challenge and adventure in lecture theatres and seminars, with regular first-hand experience outdoors.Your ideas and judgement will be valued and developed, and learning concepts will be put into practice during placements in environmental organisations, Outdoor Education Centres and Schools.Our two-year degree is a fast-track version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you will gain a full honours degree, but graduate a year earlier. At this point, you will be ready for the world of employment or you may choose to continue your study with us to become a qualified teacher or obtain a master's degree.You can build on the theory and practice of teaching and learning, introduced in this degree, and choose to continue directly onto a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), completing both an undergraduate degree and a nationally recognised teacher training in only three years.Learn with like-minded enthusiasts, building community and culture and enhancing environmental and social connections throughout your studies. Outdoor Education is about; the people, the place and the activity - and we will help you discover all three.An Outdoor Education degree is a stepping stone to a variety of life-long and rewarding career options including teaching, outdoor education, environmental consulting, development training, mental health services and armed servicesAnd if all that inspires you to learn more, we also have a master’s degree in Outdoor and Experiential Learning with pathways in Bushcraft and Health and Wellbeing for you to progress onto.

Application deadline

15 January

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 104 - 120

104-120 UCAS tariff points.

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University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

A number of scholarships for undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year, including the International Scholarship Programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 81 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 58%

    59th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    36th

    34

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